Repeal the 8th
On the 25th May 2018, a referendum was held on the 8th Amendment, which made abortion illegal in Ireland.
In the weeks running up to the vote, I worked with Vote for Women to create videos for online use. Vote for Women was set up to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette Movement.
“Taking further inspiration from the Suffragettes, who relied on the distribution of printed matter to get their message out there, we created a zine with practical information on registering to vote and straightforward information explaining why a vote for repealing the 8th was a vote for women’s wellbeing, safety and healthcare.”
For many people, this would be their first referendum. The purpose of the social media videos were to educate viewers on how to register to vote, and how to vote. This included a countdown which posted 1 video per day until the deadline, which forms to fill in, and guidance on how to vote on the day.
The project was included in the 2018 Archive Selection for the 100 Archive Project.